Tours and Tickets

Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem provided by Bein Harim Tourism Services

Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem
4.5
Book in advance
from
R 1 860,59
per adult
Reserve now & pay later: Save your spot free of charge with flexible booking.
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Tour snapshot
Hassle-free day trip to Masada and Dead Sea from Jerusalem by coach
Duration:
9h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
40
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Enjoy two of Israel’s top sights on this full-day tour from Jerusalem, all without transportation hassles or overlooking any details or places of interest en route. Hear about passing sights such as the Qumran Caves, catch a cable car at Masada to explore with a guide, and get ample time to enjoy the Dead Sea. Included entrance fees and central hotel pickup and drop-off make everything super-smooth and convenient.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Tour Masada’s ruins with a guide to learn about its past
  • Unrushed visit to Dead Sea to relax in its waters and mineral mud
  • Extra convenient: includes entry fees, guide, and central hotel transfers
What to expect
Depart your central Jerusalem hotel or other city-center location by air-conditioned coach and journey to Masada, where a crumbled ancient fortress covers a mountaintop. Along the way, listen as your guide points out places of interest, including the site of the bible’s Good Samaritan parable. Nearing Masada, experience panoramic views of the Dead Sea before riding the cable car for a guided tour of the 2,000-year-old mountain fortress and its relics. View and learn about the must-sees and hear about the mass suicide of Jewish zealots here in AD 74. Then, pass Ein Gedi and the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, and visit the Dead Sea, situated at the Earth’s lowest point. Enjoy ample time to wallow in the salt waters and mineral-rich mud before traveling back to Jerusalem past Jericho and ending your trip at the original starting point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Tour Masada’s ruins with a guide to learn about its past
  • Unrushed visit to Dead Sea to relax in its waters and mineral mud
  • Extra convenient: includes entry fees, guide, and central hotel transfers
What to expect
Depart your central Jerusalem hotel or other city-center location by air-conditioned coach and journey to Masada, where a crumbled ancient fortress covers a mountaintop. Along the way, listen as your guide points out places of interest, including the site of the bible’s Good Samaritan parable. Nearing Masada, experience panoramic views of the Dead Sea before riding the cable car for a guided tour of the 2,000-year-old mountain fortress and its relics. View and learn about the must-sees and hear about the mass suicide of Jewish zealots here in AD 74. Then, pass Ein Gedi and the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, and visit the Dead Sea, situated at the Earth’s lowest point. Enjoy ample time to wallow in the salt waters and mineral-rich mud before traveling back to Jerusalem past Jericho and ending your trip at the original starting point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5209MASDSJ
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cable Car up to Masada
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Masada National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please wait at the entrance to the hotel
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Recommended to bring hats, bathing suit, towels, sun protection.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please note this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cable Car up to Masada
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Masada National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please wait at the entrance to the hotel
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Recommended to bring hats, bathing suit, towels, sun protection.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please note this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Harei Yehuda
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Khan Al-Hatruri - The Good Samaritan Inn
  • 2
    Masada National Park
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Herod's Western Palace
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    En Gedi Nature Reserve
    Qumran Caves
  • 4
    Dead Sea
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
+
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
244 reviews
Excellent
177
Very good
36
Average
10
Poor
8
Terrible
13

G1992M
1 contribution
Apr 2022
The day started quite early in Tel Aviv, but from the moment everyone was on the bus the overall mood was quite lively. We drove to Jerusalem to collect a few more riders, in addition to our incredible tour guide for the day, Dan. We made our way out of Jerusalem and towards Masada, with Dan providing an insightful commentary skillfully interwoven with historical facts, cultural observations, and a decent amount of humour. Masada itself was breathtaking, lunch was tasty, and the 1hr dip into the Dead Sea was definitely a memorable / once in a lifetime experience. I'd highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Israel who wants to experience the country off the beaten path, but who also appreciate history and geographical wonders—Also, aim for Dan to be your guide (:
Written 17 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
pazio63
Thanks so much for sharing your satisfaction with our guide dan and the whole tour management. Dan sure deserves your complements for his efforts and informative, indepth commentary. We are so happy you came away with a meaningful enjoyable and memorable tour experience with Bein Harim.
Written 18 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

880crobbins
Little River, SC1 contribution
May 2022
The day to Masada and the Dead Sea was great. Aaron Garcia, our tour guide was very informative and kept everyone entertained. Most also recognize the driver, he was very professional and never took any chances as I've seen other tour buses have. I do recommend Bein Harim Tours.
Written 16 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
pazio63
Thanks for this rave review of your tour guided by Aaron. He sure deserves your feedback for his efforts and engaging manner. Your sincere recommendation of our services is much appreciated. Come again soon.
Written 16 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tim W
London, UK20 contributions
Our guide was very good experienced & knowledgeable. Nice pace to the trip, beautiful sights & a very worthwhile day trip. Lunch venue needs replacing. Not the tour providers fault as many bars & restaurants in the area have not reopened since Covid, but a quick search on TP shows the 5* “Me Casa Restaurant” is nearby, so maybe swap the lunch venue to there ?
Written 12 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gingerwizard5
Cambridge, UK10 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Masada is without doubt a “must see” spectacular site. The Dead Sea is an unforgettable experience. However beware that this is a very long day tour of 9hrs: taking into account the 1.5hrs set aside to visit Masada and 1.5hrs for the Dead Sea the remaining 6 hours was inefficiently used; 3hours 20 minutes driving time but 3 hours was lost on pickups and logistics. You will most likely be picked up in a minibus and transferred to a larger bus near the University. There were 40 people on our tour which was too large a group. The lunch stop time would have been better used for more time at Masada or the Dead Sea where there were other (and less pricey) lunch options.
The tour guide was ‘efficient’ with her explanations but we were very uncomfortable listening to personal opinions regarding the current tensions in Israel which weren’t helpful, and we didn’t think benefited the tour.
Written 22 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
pazio63
Dear Ginger, Thanks for this review. Indeed tour and time management is an important skill for all our guides. You can understand in high season (especially after Covid and lockdown of 2 years) when there is demand then tours are certainly run as large groups. This does not in any way deter from the locations visited in the commentary provided. Lunch stops are very few in this deserted region. We stop where it is convenient to cater to groups. We cannot go without a lunch stop and certainly cannot fit into a schedule a drive only for lunch but rather a restaurant on the way. We certainly will reiterate the manner and non-voicing of personal opinions. This is not acceptable. Sincerely; Bein Harim team
Written 24 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JP Vann
Manila, Philippines235 contributions
I booked this tour last minute end of February. I had not heard about Masada before joining this tour thus I was astonished to learn about its great history from our knowledgeable and humorous guide, Hava! The scenery atop the Masada cliff with beautiful views of the Dead Sea was awesome. Hava gave a very good recount of Masada's interesting facts while explaining to our small group what and where the incidents actually happened during the time of Herod the Great.

After Masada, we had lunch and ample free time to relax on the Dead Sea. The beach was crowded during our visit. This was expected as we had a perfect sunny day that time. There were shops selling souvenir items and plenty of Dead Sea products for those who failed to get from the Ahava factory shop at the start of the tour.

This tour is worthwhile. You get to visit 2 significant places, Masada and the Dead Sea, in one day. I enjoyed the views and sites without being rushed. Thanks to Hava and our skillful driver!
Written 12 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks SO much especially during these times that you have recalled to share your great experience travelling with Bein Harim and our guide Hava to this spectacular region of our country. She is worthy of your favourable feedback for her professional efforts. We are indeed very happy that you have shared your pleasure with our services with others on this platform. Hopefully you will return soon to so much our country has to offer.
Written 12 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pálma VD
Milan, Italy7 contributions
Feb 2020
My husband and I participated at the Masada and Dead Sea tour on February 16. Our guide was Eric and we'd like to thank him again for the wonderful tour! He is simply great, it's easy to see that he loves his job and is enthusiast about sharing his knowledge. He speaks perfect English and Spanish and managed the tour perfectly in two languages. He is always ready to answer questions about history and culture, we learned a lot from him. Masada is a unique experience and we highly recommend to visit it with this organized tour because you will go back home with the feeling that you haven't just seen places but you also learned about them.
The bus was clean and comfortable, pick-up and drop-off times and places were respected, the timing was just perfect. Really recommended!
Written 18 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
WOW!! thanks very much for this rave 5-star review of our tour and your guide Eric. He is most worthy of this favorable complimentary posting for his professionalism, wealth of knowledge and his fabulous engaging persona. He is highly skilled bilingually, managing capably guiding in both Spanish and English mother tongue, As u mention our travelers did not in any way feel compromised, not on information provided and not on quantity and quality of the day. As you wrote the locations visited were indeed spectacular, and it is great to read you came away with a meaningful and highly memorable tour experience to cherish. Your kind and sincere recommendation of our services is much appreciated by all at Bein Harim tourism. Hope to see you sometime soon again travel with us.
Written 19 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

awoolner62
Thornhill, Canada1 contribution
May 2022
Thank you to Dan Porges for making the trip to Masada and the Dead Sea, a fun and informative experience for me and the two "first time to Israel" friends in my party. Even on the bus ride to our destination, Dan took time to reveal facts and tell stories about each site we passed through. What a fantastic tour guide and friendly gentleman. Thank you Dan, for the memorable day!
Written 26 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
pazio63
Thanks so much for this complimentary review of your guide Dan. Indeed he is a highly experienced, skilled guide with a wealth of knowledge to share through interesting commentary. So happy to read that you have enjoyed this tour immnesely and have come away with a memorable tour experience to cherish.
Written 27 June 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

elisaclemente4
Milan, Italy1 contribution
Mar 2022
I enjoyed the Day Trip and Leo was a good guide. He tried to show us the right things in a pleasant way, for example inviting us to notice how dramatically the view changed outside Jerusalem: after the shortest time we were in the Judean Desert, and then in Masada. Again, after a few kilometers we were on the shores of the Dead Sea.
Written 16 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for sharing your satisfaction with the tour and our guide. You certainly visited o e of the most spectacular landscapes and so glad you took it all in for a memorable experince. Hope to see you again.
Written 22 March 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

marguerite644
Gibraltar1 contribution
Jun 2022
Disorganised beginning -we waited twenty minutes before we found the guide then waited again at cafe to change buses . However it really is a good tour and Dan Porges was an excellent guide who really knew his stuff. He also very kindly let me use his phone for overseas call when my data was blocked .
Written 29 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
pazio63
Thanks so much for sharing,despite the late and delayed departure.Delays are are part and parcel of complex logistics (however much avoided and planned )to get travelers to their designated vehicles and tour destinations. So glad you were immensely satisfied with your guide Dan,and his informative commentary. Indeed he is such a nice guy, and this was no big deal at all.Glad he could be of assistance.
Written 30 June 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tom W
Basye, VA256 contributions
May 2022
Masada is one of those bucket-list places. But bucket list visits can disappoint. Not so at Masada. It delivered. I was not prepared for the size and scope of the place or the ingenuity and skill of those that designed and built it.

Floating on the Dead Sea was just plain fun, and we had plenty of time there to enjoy the water.

The trip was organized well but the pickup was disconcerting. The bus was late, which I could understand, but no one at the pickup site knew anything about the trip, so I was concerned about being left behind. Once on the bus, however, we were greeted by a smiling, engaging, and cordial guide. I am not sure about some of his facts, however. For instance, there were no books about Jesus among the Dead Sea Scrolls.

If you would like to spend a day at the lowest point on earth, book this trip, just be prepared for the heat. The Dead Sea is 4000 feet lower than Jerusalem.
Written 16 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
pazio63
Thanks for this detailed review our your tour to this breathaking region. Our pickup is designed to save time thus the stop off for designation to the specific tour bus.So glad our guide was porfesional and intersting too. Happy this was an enlightening day to cherish.
Written 16 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 217
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Bein Harim Tourism Services
Liketripsworld
Liketripsworld
00
Worst touroperator in the world
Masada and the Dead Sea are impressive destinations. I can highly recommend them. The tour operator was but out of
Katrina V
Katrina V
00
Great touring experience
I just wrapped up a trip on which I went on five tours with Bein Harim: Caesarea/Acre/Rosh Hanikra, Bethlehem/Jeric
W384ENcraigm
W384ENcraigm
00
Nazareth with Avi
Although I am not religious, it was great to see the historical sites today. Avi was a fantastic guide for the day.
johnrH1614BV
johnrH1614BV
00
Great!
Great scenery. Visited church of annunciation. Site of bread and fishes multiplication. Sea of Galilee. Avi is a gr
malloryp546
malloryp546
00
Bethlehem tour
The tour was wonderful, Dan and the tour guide in Bethlehem were great, I really enjoyed the tour. The shopping tri
BSadasivan22
BSadasivan22
00
A simply WONDERFUL Tour with Yoav Malachi
I cannot begin to describe how fantastic a time Yoav was able to provide during this tour- full of enthusiasm and l
rowenafronda89
rowenafronda89
00
Awesome
Dan is a great tourguide,We learned a lot from him.We will surely visit again and book tours in Benharim. It was a
MaisieTemple
MaisieTemple
00
By Far the BEST Tour I Had in Israel
This was a brilliant tour and far exceeded my expectations. Yoavs energy, knowledge and humour throughout the day i
Mammasita2014
Mammasita2014
00
Jerusalem Day Tour
The tour was great! Yoav was fun, super knowledgeable and organized. We packed in a lot in one day, and I know i
markpD2010GX
markpD2010GX
00
Incredible Experience
Today , our guide Omri went far beyond providing brilliant, enjoyable insights about Caesarea. When I faced an emer
Sophienoas
Sophienoas
00
Avi is a True Professional
This was the second time I took this exact tour with Avi - and I have nothing but incredible things to say about hi
Sophienoas
Sophienoas
00
Worth it just for Rosh Hanikra
I have now taken three tours with Bein Harim - and they have earned a lifelong customer. I had gone on Taglit-Birth
HinColo
HinColo
00
Visit of a lifetime.
An unhurried tour of the Temple Mount early before the masses of visitors come up from Ashdod. Many of the shops we
jacobobrandel
jacobobrandel
00
Great historical and natural experience
I took 6 or 7 tours while my stay in Israel. This was definitely one of the best. Yuval our tour guide made this ex
lantingz
lantingz
00
Bi lingo tour
Learning a lot regarding gerontology about Israel! Wonderful trip over all! The only down part for me is the whole
Frequently Asked Questions about Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem will start at 7:50 AM. Discover and book Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem on Tripadvisor


Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem price starts from R 1 760,28. Discover and book Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem on Tripadvisor

Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem on Tripadvisor